View single post by john63
 Posted: Fri Sep 24th, 2010 04:46 am
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That's a LOT of laundry for a 3.1 cu. ft drum  (22 to 26 loads per week?).

If you have a WOOD FLOOR laundry room--Samsung front load washers offer very smooth spin cycle performance (no shakes / vibration etc).

On CONCRETE FLOORS--- LG front loaders are another good choice.

Both brands offer tub / drum sizes *much* larger than 3.1 cu ft. 

Larger tubs get more laundry done---faster.

If service in your area is a concern---checking the websites for service availability can done (zip code search).

Use only "HE" type detergent.

Three concentrations are commonly sold (regardless of brand):

HE :  (2) Tablespoons Per Load/Wash

HE 2X :  (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X :  (1) Teaspoon

Using the *correct* amount of "HE" detergent will prevent / reduce:

1. Musty Odor

2. Cycle Run Time Taking Longer Than Time Displayed

3. Suds Error / Interrupted Cycle

4. Poor Wash Results (especially whites)

5. Intermittent Water Leaks

In addition:

You'll save on detergent.

Your family washes a *minimum* of 22 loads per week (1144 loads/year).

Using HE 2X detergent in the 177 fluid ounce jug (one of the most popular & commonly available) you'll likely need to purchase between 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 bottles per year rather than one-jug-per-month. 


Perform a *TUB CLEAN CYCLE* every 4 months using:

"Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"


Last edited on Fri Sep 24th, 2010 01:03 pm by john63